Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:29AM
Spain's Albert Ramos-Vinolas celebrates his victory over Britain's Andy Murray at the end of their Monte-Carlo ATP Masters Series tennis tournament on April 20, 2017 in Monaco. © AFP
Spain's Albert Ramos-Vinolas celebrates his victory over Britain's Andy Murray at the end of their Monte-Carlo ATP Masters Series tennis tournament on April 20, 2017 in Monaco. © AFP

World no.1 Andy Murray has suffered a shock exit in the 3rd round of the Monte Carlo Masters, following a defeat at the hands of Spain’s Albert Ramos in a tough 3 setter.

Spain Albert Ramos Vinolas celebrates his victory. © AFP

Murray lost the contest at 2-6, 6-2, 7-5 on Thursday, in a match that lasted more than 2-and-a-half hours.

This was Murray’s only 2nd match after his return from a month out with an elbow injury. The Scot was broken 7 times as 29-year-old Ramos claimed a first ever win against a world number 1 which was undoubtedly a great disappointment for Murray’s fans.

Ramos will next face Marin Cilic in the last 8, after the Croatian overcame 9th seed Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic 6-2, 7-6 in the day’ other match.